Spend an evening in Wakefield with Elesar Ltd – 2nd December

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Elesar Ltd‘s Rob Sprowson will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC), which will take place on Wednesday, 2nd December, from 7:45pm.

According to the announcement, Rob will be demonstrating the ease with which a newly-available application can be used to put together any sort of document, from a simple letter all the way up to a presentation for Zoom.

And by pure coincidence, I’m sure, on 25th November, a brief tease from Elesar appeared on Twitter this week regarding the meeting, in which Rob said:

Writer’s block…maybe doing the title page will help, ahead of Elesar’s talk at WROCC’s December meeting. Full details at wrocc.org.uk/meetings

This was accompanied by a short clip from which I’ve taken the following screen grab for the benefit of those who don’t or can’t use the system:

Screen grab from the Elesar clip posted on Twitter, showing a document in which the presentation slide show was clearly being prepared, along with a 'Picture bank' window containing a selection of clip art.
Screen grab from the Elesar clip posted on Twitter, showing a document in which the presentation slide show was clearly being prepared, along with a ‘Picture bank’ window containing a selection of clip art.

So if you want more details of that software and a demonstration of its capabilities, the obvious thing to do is grab your binoculars, and point them in the direction of Wakefield on Wednesday evening.

Wait, no, don’t do that – that’s silly. Rob will be giving his presentation to the group online, so he will be doing so from his home. So you actually need to point those binoc… no, hang on, most people won’t have line of sight anyway, so that’s still silly. Here’s a better way:

Unlike the Club’s normal physical meetings, which are open to anyone but only members can attend for free, this meeting is open to anyone, with absolutely no charge. It will take place using the Zoom video conferencing service, so the ideal solution is to make sure you have the Zoom software on a suitable computer (it works on the mainstream platforms such as Windows and Linux, as well as on mobile platforms like Android and iOS), and join the meeting. To do that, send an email to WROCC to request an invitation – this needs to be done by the end of Tuesday, 1st December – and the necessary meeting details will be sent to you some time before the meeting itself.

Although these virtual meetings are free, it’s well worth thinking about joining the Club. It costs a very modest £15 per year, with a first year discount of 50% bringing it down to £7.50 – and when the world eventually returns to normal, one of the benefits of that membership is free access to normal meetings, which take place every other month.

Another benefit is the WROCC, a monthly newsletter delivered as a PDF to your email inbox, featuring news, opinion, and much more – and yet another benefit is access to the Club’s internet discussion list.